Some two million Britons are about to head abroad in a bid to escape the wettest August in almost one hundred years, it has been announced.

Some two million Britons are about to head abroad in a bid to escape the wettest August in almost one hundred years, it has been announced.

This is according to a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), who reported that Friday and Saturday will be the busiest days as one million leave from the south-east alone.

In addition, hundreds of thousands are set to depart from regional airports such as Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

ABTA President Justin Fleming said: “The August bank holiday is our traditional goodbye to the summer and is always very busy. This year is no exception with large numbers escaping to guaranteed sunshine, sandy beaches and warm seas.”

Earlier this month, it was reported that Dubai is emerging as a popular destination for short breaks as people become more adventurous and look for exciting new places to travel.

Ian Scott, director of the UK and Ireland representative office of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said this is because the city has a wide range of activities that will appeal everyone.

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